The Firelands Symphony Orchestra invites everyone to see its third candidate for music director, Allan R. Scott, conducting Stravinsky's Firebird Suite and Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto at the Sandusky State Theatre at 8 p.m.. March 8.
Scott, a conductor from Philadelphia, is noted for "splendidly realizing the awesome power of the score," (Main Line Times). Scott has built a reputation as "a musician for musicians and audiences alike thanks to his charismatic energy on and off the podium," (Chestnut Hill Local).
Internationally-renowned Chinese pianist You You Zhang will be the soloist for the concert.
A pre-concert "Conversation with the Conductor" will be offered in the Sandusky State Theatre Community Center at 7. Everyone is invited for refreshments and to meet the musicians following the concert.
With the 2007-2008 season, Scott begins his sixth season as music director of Pennsylvania's North Penn Symphony as the second person to the post in the Symphony's 35-year history. Dedicated to education, Scott is a well-noted speaker of classical music in the country and presents guest lectures annually for foundations, graduate programs, workshops and other cultural centers. He is the author of several articles and essays, including Striving for Authenticity: A conductor's Guide to Interpretation, and Telepathy, Myth or Magic- The World of the Podium.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $7 for students. They can be purchased atwww.sanduskystate.com or at the Sandusky State Theatre Box Office by calling (419) 626-1950 or toll-free at (877) 626-1950. This concert is sponsored by FirstEnergy Foundation with additional support provided by Sam's Club and Miely Family Dentistry.